Presidents Day (or Presidents’ Day), is the common name for the federal holiday officially designated as Washington’s Birthday. Presidents day officially known as the Washington’s Birthday is celebrated to honor George Washington the first president of America.
When is presidents day 2017?
The holiday was celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency) on February 22. Some states in America celebrates the Washington birthday as the president’s day while some states honors Abraham Lincoln as his birthday also falls in mid of February.
So, some states collectively celebrate their birthday. The states that officially celebrates birthday of Washington and Lincoln together are Arizona, Montana, Colorado, and Utah. Still officially the day is called as the Washington Day by the Federal Government. On President’s day, Americans remember their president’s as they have worked hard and served for the welfare of the country.
When is presidents day? There is a strange fact behind the president’s day that it never falls on the actual birthdays of any American president. Actually Washington birthday is on 22 February and Abraham Lincoln birthday is on 12 February but the presidents day 2015 is on 16 February (third Monday of Feb). President’s day for 2013, 2014 and 2016 falls on 18, 17 and 15 February which never coincides with their actual birthday.